While there is no Dixie league softball offered in Nelson County, it hasn’t stopped a trio of Nelson County girls from playing a game they are very good at as once again this season they crossed the Tye River and joined forces with Amherst Dixie Softball.

The threesome was selected for the Belles All-Stars (13-15 year olds) and played a role in the win against Timberlake in Sunday’s tournament opener.

The Amherst team bombarded Timberlake 30-1 with eight of the runs being scored by the Nelson players.

Traveling south to play ball are Kaylah Faris, Ambyre Taylor and Courtney Klingler.

Faris held down the infield at second base position and would score four runs in the win in Spout Spring on Sunday afternoon.

Taylor took care of the third baseman duties as she would score a run and also was credited with an RBI.

Klingler pitched two innings, faced eight batters and struck out two. She also scored three runs and posted a pair of RBIs.

TOP: Ambyre Taylor slides home to score one of the 30 runs her Amherst team scored against Timberlake. ABOVE LEFT: Kaylah Faris stares down a Timberlake base runner during Sunday’s Dixie Belles All-Star tournament game in Spout Spring. MIDDLE LEFT: Kaylah Faris is safe at second base as Timberlake infielders could control ball. BOTTOM LEFT: Ambyre Taylor connects on a Timberlake pitch during the tournament. BELOW: Courtney Klingler waits for a Timberlake pitch.

— Lee Luther Jr., for the Nelson County Times

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